Fuensanta ‘La Moneta’, dancer and choreographer (Granada 1984), is an artist with an early vocation. While still a child, she competed in the most famous zambras of Sacromonte and Granada tablaos where she performed with the great teachers Javier Latorre, Mario Maya, Carmen Cortes, Juan Andrés Maya, Matilde Coral and Israel Galván. When she danced for the first time in Madrid, at the age of 16, the Flamenco magazine Alma 100 featured her on its cover, calling her the most outstanding dancer born in the eighties. Since then, Fuensanta ‘La Moneta’ has danced in the most prestigious flamenco clubs, in countless flamenco festivals and in theaters around the world.
In 2003 she won the El Desplante Award at the National Dance Competition of the Minas de La Unión Cante Festival. In 2010, the Association of Journalists Specialized in Flamenco of Spain awarded her the ‘Flamenco Hoy Award, for the Best Dancer of 2009’.
Fuensanta ‘La Moneta’ brings a deep expressive drama, a mastery of the beat, an enormous variety of registers, a broad knowledge of singing and a talent that allows her to do her dance with the ease with which she breathes.
It has been said of the dance of ‘La Moneta’ that “it is loaded with drama and its expression reflects the depth and longevity of Flamenco. She gives herself with fury and offers her entire body to the audience. She is present, but she is also in another place. A place chosen by her where she does not have to answer to anyone.